A guide to the river ghost
Scott Whitfield

Mulloway are always beautiful when they come out of the water.

The warmer months are a great time to hit the estuaries in search of NSW’s ghost of the estuary, but many struggle to crack a pattern on these impressive silver slabs. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and often, if you can just break down a certain waterway, it can be very simple to find a decent school of mulloway.

River structure

To begin your search, always look for structure. Mulloway always need a reason to be there, and structure is often that reason.

Structure is always important for finding mulloway, particularly in rivers. I tend to look for depths of 15ft down to 30ft with a rock structure. On the edge of that where it meets the sand is always a hotspot, particularly with rock walls.

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